Until your bloodhound finally masters the mechanics of the tandem bicycle, you'll have to seek out an alternative form of socializing with your furry friend. Today's Groupon gets you into one of San Antonio's only dog-friendly eateries: for $12, you get $25 worth of lunch fare at The Gazebo at Los Patios.
Nestled near Robert Tobin Park amidst Los Patios' charming shops and boutiques, The Gazebo serves up a fresh menu for lunch Monday through Saturday, with buffet brunch ($23.95) each Sunday. Sate mid-shopping hunger pangs with a worldly cup of Canadian cheese soup ($4.50), or opt for one of 11 salad selections for a dignified garden soiree in the mouth (from $4.50). The main meals offer poultry lovers pleasure in the decadent chicken-fried chicken ($11.95) or the house-specialty chicken-mushroom crêpes Gazebo ($11.95), while red-meated treats such as the red-wine-doused beef tips ($11.95) offer a boost for vitamin-D deprived diners. Mexican-inspired meals like layered chilaquiles ($10.95) round out the menu and provide a hearty base for post-meal sweets. Celebrate summer by digging into a slice of fresh strawberry pie ($4.95), or offer a friend a bite of the lemon fluff ($4.50) to sweeten the atmosphere.
The Gazebo's breezy, tree-covered outdoor patio makes it an ideal place to linger over a long lunch or a short midday snack. The Health Department–certified dog-friendly restaurant welcomes pups of all sizes onto its front courtyard patio (separate from the main dining deck), and dachshund owners who bring their furry friends will receive printout instructions on the basics of dog-friendly dining. So gift this Groupon to the homebound corgi owner close to your heart, or opt for a lavish lunch with a long-cooped-up Lhasa Apso.